[Oakland Oaks Baseball Season Opens]
Baseball season opens in Oakland, California: April 2, 1918 / Oaks vs. San Francisco / warmup / auto parade / CU players / "Doraldina" is pitcher (actually star dancer appearing in vaudeville in Oakland) and "Pop" Anson is catcher
Subject: J. Cal Ewing
Subject: Lets hear it for the Oakie Oaks!
Subject: Play ball!
This film covers an early game, starting off with a parade through the streets, followed by a ceremonial first pitch. We are also treated to a pan of the Oakland Oaks team, which identifies the date and teams for posterity. Unfortunately, we do not get any footage of the game itself, but this remains a great artifact of the early days of California baseball. Very clean and smooth footage is a bonus, especially given the age of the film.